Posted by Noel Chiappa (220.127.116.11) on November 10, 2010 at 22:22:02:
In Reply to: Re: Nobukazu Moon Viewing Triptych posted by Guy Pepermans on November 09, 2010 at 16:20:22:
"The dates is probably Meiji 23"
That was my 'best guess' read too - 明治 廿三. (I had the same problem with the script you did; I was going to post earlier, but I was too busy.) I would think that we independently came up with the same reading gives some increased believability to that result!
I wasn't sure about the '20', I still think it might be '30' (I seem to recall a single character for '30' in some places; Meiji reign years go up to 44 or so, and Nobukazu's career went on for a long time), but I'm pretty sure about the '3' - the 'Z' is the second and third horizontal strokes, I think, with the first the mark above it.
"The red seal at the left could be a publisher's seal"
I concur. I looked through a number of my reference books in an attempt to find it, but no luck.
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